31 Mar '13, 11pm

When there’s a sewage overflow or spill into your local creek or swimming hole, wouldn’t you want to know about it?

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Sewage Right To Know - What's In Your Water? Katherine Baer , Senior Director, Clean Water and Water Supply Programs March 15, 2013 | Water Pollution , Stormwater & Sewage , Climate Change Katherine Baer When there’s a sewage overflow or spill into your local creek or swimming hole, wouldn’t you want to know about it? Well, in some places where there’s good monitoring and notification people do get this information about sewage overflows and can make their own choices about where and when to swim and play in their water. South Carolina and New York recently passed state laws requiring sewage right to know , and some cities and counties also have strong sewage notification programs. But in many places there’s no such requirement , putting public health at-risk (pdf). To fix this, Senator Frank Lautenberg recently introduced the Sewage Overflow Community Right to Know Act , ...

Full article: http://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/kbaer-2013031...

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